Spe­cial fu­neral for Nz­ima

Sowetan - - News - –TimesLIVE

Renowned pho­tog­ra­pher and re­cip­i­ent of the Or­der of Ikhamanga Sam Nz­ima‚ who died on Satur­day, is to be given a spe­cial provin­cial of­fi­cial fu­neral in Mpumalanga‚ the Pres­i­dency an­nounced yes­ter­day.

The Pres­i­dency said the fu­neral‚ which would take place on May 26‚ had been de­clared by Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa. “Mr Nz­ima will be re­mem­bered for the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion he made through pho­to­jour­nal­ism dur­ing the Strug­gle against the vi­cious racist regime.

“Through his lens‚ he placed the bru­tal­ity of the apartheid po­lice in the in­ter­na­tional spot­light,” Ramaphosa said.

“Mr Nz­ima will fur­ther be re­mem­bered for his iconic pho­to­graph of a dy­ing young Hec­tor Pi­eter­son which be­came a sym­bol of re­sis­tance against the im­po­si­tion of Afrikaans as a medium of in­struc­tion in black schools.”

Ramaphosa or­dered that the national flag be flown at half mast at ev­ery flag sta­tion in Mpumalanga on the day of the fu­neral.

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